The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Summer Warmth

TuesdayAugust 78:00 PM

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Program

Haydn   Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:18
Dvorák   Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 51
Schubert   Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout”

Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, Violin; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
Schumann Quartet: Erik Schumann, Violin; Ken Schumann, Violin; Liisa Randalu,Viola; Mark Schumann, Cello

Program Notes

Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 7:15pm

Talk will be begin at 7:15pm featuring:

Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Wu Han, Piano
Erik Schumann, Violin
Liisa Randalu, Viola
Joseph Conyers, Double Bass


CMS’s Summer Warmth program is highlighted by Haydn’s serene Trio in A major and Dvořák’s bohemian inspired Op. 51 String Quartet. Closing the evening is Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet, a masterpiece composed for friends, based on a song about a fish.

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Fun Facts:

  • Haydn’s A major Piano Trio entrusts the bulk of the musical material to the piano, which was gaining popularity in the 1790s as the center of home entertainment.

  • Dvořák’s E-flat Quartet is deeply imbued with the spirit and style of the music of his native Bohemia. For instance, the second-movement Dumka is modelled on a traditional Slavic folk ballad describing heroic deeds.

  • The commissioner of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet was an ardent admirer of his music and he insisted that the quintet include one of his favorite songs, Schubert’s “The Trout.”

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